Brooks Ravenna 9
The Brooks Ravenna 9 is the newest in the Ravenna line of running shoes. The new and improved version features a more lightweight design with greater flexibility and much better support. These shoes have a new midsole that offers a much more responsive ride, yielding a super high energy return with each step helping you run faster and longer.
You will get amazing support with these shoes, as they have a DBR (diagonal roll bar) built in that will help the overpronators and supinators out there and runners with flat arches who need a little more support. Customers loved the update to the Ravenna 9’s looks and said the style is much better than its predecessor, and you get some fun color options to choose from with this version.
Whether you are looking for something to wear as an everyday casual shoe, to hit the gym, or wear on race day, you can count on these shoes to look good and keep your feet happy. If you are looking for a relatively affordable pair of running shoes that will help you run faster and provide you with greater support then you have come to the right place.
- Offers you wonderful arch support
- Relatively lightweight
- Supportive for overpronators and supinators
- Comfortable right out of the box, no need to break in
- Offers a super high energy return
- Great stability
- Shoes run narrow
- Tight toe-box
The HPR Plus rubber is located more towards the heel of the shoe and gives you a great amount of traction while running on various surfaces. The rubber of the outsole is divided up into many segments to give you more traction and superior grip.
If you are a faster runner you will receive a high energy return and if you are a heavier runner you will have a firmer cushion. The DNA midsole is mixed with the BioMoGo compound, however, that gives it better and more adaptive cushioning for a more responsive ride and higher comfort level.
These shoes also use a diagonal roll bar in the midsole to help move your feet toward a more natural motion and help to correct overpronation. Overall, these shoes have a fantastic midsole that customers can greatly appreciate.
The 9's weight in, on average, at 9.4 ounces for a men's size 9. When purchasing shoes for long-distance running and races customers tend to prefer lighter shoes so they do not feel like they have weights on their feet to slow them down. These sneakers do fall under the 10-ounce mark so they are considered lightweight but they have more weight on them than some runners like.
You do not want to be in the middle of a race or long run and have to worry about your feet overheating and becoming uncomfortable.
You will not have to worry about that with these shoes. In addition to the great breathability, these come with a lining along the inside of the upper that helps control the moisture level in your shoes to make sure you are not only staying cool, but you are staying dry as well.
The DNA midsole bases its comfort level on the type of runner you are. If you run with a faster pace these shoes are going to feel more cushiony and give you a higher energy return. On the contrary, if you are a heavier and slower paced runner the shoes will feel stiffer and more firm under your feet.
If you are looking at the women's shoes you can choose between navy, blue, and green; ebony, diva pink, and white; black, blue, and pink; or punk, plum, and champagne. The men's version of these shoes allow you to choose between ebony, blue, and orange; blue, navy, and white; navy, white, and orange; or nightlife, blue, and black.
In addition to the color choices, customers like the look of the Brooks Ravenna 9 far better than the previous version.
You will not have to worry about the rubber of the outsole rubbing down and losing traction, or the midsole losing it's cushioning and therefore the energy return associated with it. The upper is even designed to last, with the forefront of the shoe made of seamless mesh which makes it stronger and more durable.
The reflective materials help to keep you safe and visible if you are running in low light areas and the saddle itself helps to keep your foot from sliding. In addition to the midfoot saddle, these shoes offer a heel counter and the lacing system to help lock your foot into place.
That basically means that if you are running for speed, at a faster pace, you are going to get a significantly higher energy return than if you are a heavier runner.
The higher your energy return the less energy you are actually using to propel yourself into your next step. The less energy you use per step allows you to run faster and longer.
If you have the tendency to roll your feet either inwards or outwards while you are running then these shoes are going to help control that and possibly prevent or minimize injury and discomfort.
-The uppers are made out of lightweight and breathable materials
-A heel-to-toe drop of 10.8 mm
-Offers moderate flexibility
The Brooks Ravenna 9 offers you superior support which is a huge advantage and one of the better qualities that customers love. The midsole is super comfortable and is designed to help fast and energized runners run even faster with the high energy return that is offered. These really are an all-around good pair of running shoes.